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Weekly hypofractionated radiotherapy in older adult patients with cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma

Published:September 15, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jgo.2021.09.005
      With the ageing population, the incidence rate of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) increases steeply in older adult population [
      • Siegel R.L.
      • Miller K.D.
      • Jemal A.
      Cancer statistics, 2020.
      ]. This evidence poses important management challenges, due to older adult patients' clinical complexity, including comorbidities, cognitive impairment, and social issues. In this context, definitive radiotherapy (RT) represents a powerful single option in the local treatment of cSCC, although its optimal scheme remains controversial. We presented an analysis of retrospective cohort investigating the role of weekly hypofractionated RT in older adult patients with cSCC.
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